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SPAC Adds Half Marathon

SPAC Adds Half Marathon to Annual “Rock & Run”
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Saratoga Spa State Park
Registration Now Open

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) announces a new Half Marathon (13.1 miles) race as part of the highly anticipated annual “Rock & Run” fundraiser in the Spa State Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Hosted by SPAC’s Action Council, the event will also include 5K, 10K, and Kids’ 50 Yard Dash races followed by a post-race party on the SPAC lawn. Registration begins online at on Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m.  All proceeds of the 2016 “Rock & Run” will benefit SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson program, an arts education program that hosts underserved children at SPAC’s classical performances.

“SPAC’s ‘Rock & Run’ is the perfect high-energy precursor to our 2016 Season, providing critical financial support for local children from underserved backgrounds to participate in SPAC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration,” said Marcia J. White, SPAC’s President & Executive Director. “The addition of a half marathon race to the ‘Rock & Run’ promises to bring this family-favorite event to a whole new level for local runners. I want to express my tremendous thanks to our Action Council members, whose creativity, time and effort make this year’s highly anticipated event possible.”

Advance Registration Details:
  • Kids’ 50 Yard Dash: $5
  • 5K: $25
  • 10k: $35
  • Half Marathon: $50
Event Start Times:
  • Kids’ 50 Yard Dash: 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K: 8:00 a.m.
  • 10K: 8:00 a.m.
  • Half Marathon: 8:00 a.m.                                                               

About SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson Program
Proceeds from the “Rock & Run” benefit SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson Children’s Program, an arts education program that hosts underserved children at New York City Ballet performances with the support of The National Museum of Dance and the Capital District YMCA's Camp Chingachgook. The children visit the National Museum of Dance, meet with dancers from the company, and learn about a dancer’s life. They view the performance after having been introduced to the story line, choreographer, and composer. It is the goal of the program that experiencing the arts in such a meaningful way, often for their first time, will help these children foster a lifelong love of the arts. The program is named for former Action Council President Vivienne Anderson, who was a tireless advocate for children’s education.

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